Engineers make great entrepreneurs. So a startup that has two engineers as its founders must be twice as good, right? Not exactly. 

On this week's episode of Dev Interrupted, we talk to Jake Lumetta, founder & CEO of ButterCMS. A serial entrepreneur, Jake found success (and failure) with numerous startups before striking it big with ButterCMS.

He joins us today to discuss practical advice for engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, like knowing when to step away from the keyboard and handover the codebase, why building a B2B startup is so much easier than building a B2C, and why two engineers founding a company together isn't always a good idea.

Episode Highlights:

  • (2:41) Introduction
  • (3:58) Lessons in entrepreneurship
  • (17:15) Talking to customers
  • (18:52) Transition from engineer to CEO
  • (24:00) Stepping away from coding
  • (25:14) Building B2B vs B2C
  • (30:05) Worst mistakes you can make as a founder
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